How you can donate to victims of Typhoon Ulysses

Through different apps



The Philippines was recently hit by Typhoon Ulysses and it triggered floods and left people with damaged properties and homes. It’s also caused some of the worst flooding that Metro Manila has seen in years. Relief operations are currently ongoing. For those fortunate enough to have weathered through this storm, here are a few ways we can donate to help these efforts.


1) Tap ‘Pay Bills’
2) Click on the three-dotted icon that says ‘Others’
3) Tap UlyssesPH Aid
4) Enter Sender’s name and amount you want to donate and confirm

Donations from GCash will go to the following: Unicef, Philippine Red Cross, Save the Children, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, and World Vision


PayMaya shared QR codes where you can send your donation. The QR codes are below:

typhoon ulysses

Here’s how to use the QR codes to donate:

1) Tap ‘Scan to Pay’ on thePayMaya app
2) Scan the foundation’s QR code
3) Indicate the amount you want to donate and tap ‘Continue’
4) Review all details, then tap ‘Pay’
5) Your screen will show ‘Payment Succesful’ when the donation goes through. You will also receive a confirmation message via SMS.


On Grab, you can use either GrabPay or GrabRewards points to donate.

1) Open the app and scroll down. You’ll see both the ‘Donate with GrabPay’ and ‘Donate with your GrabRewards points’ icons
2) Tap your preferred donation option
3) Select which organization you want to send your donation to. The options are: ABS-CBN Foundation, Caritas Manila, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Silid Aralan, Unicef, Virlanie Foundation, and World Vision
4) You will then be taken to a screen detailing how your donation will be used. Press ‘Continue’
5) Enter the amount you want to donate and press ‘done’.


1) Open the Lazada app and click “Load, Bills, & eCoupon”
2) Click “Lazada For Good”
3) Choose a partner — Caritas, World Vision, Unicef, Kaya Natin, Project Pearls, ABS-CBN Foundation
4) Pick your donation
5) Click “Buy Now” and donate

We’ll update this space should there be more ways to donate. Stay safe, everyone.

Follow #UlyssesPH on Twitter for updates.


vivo 5G phones included in Shopee, Lazada 10.10 sales

Discounts plus giveaways



vivo Y35

vivo is taking part in Shopee and Lazada’s 10.10 festivities with its respective Brand Festival and Budol Festival deals on the e-commerce apps, offering customers markdown deals and freebies.

Included in the sales are vivo’s newly-launched smartphones across different segments, such as the vivo Y35, vivo Y16, and vivo Y02s, which will come in discounted rates of up to PhP 1,000 off and freebies.

5G-ready options such as the vivo Y76 and vivo V23 will also be part of the list of participating devices.

Aside from the price cuts, vivo will also be offering a lot of giveaways, such as sim cards, tumblers, wireless earbuds, speakers, wireless chargers, and more.

For a full list of phones and corresponding discounts and giveaways, check the table below.

Model Discount Freebies
Y01 PhP 100 off Sim card

Premium tumbler

Y15s PhP 300 off
Y15A PhP 500 off
Y02s PhP 20 off Sim card


Y16 (4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB) PhP 40 off
Y21T PhP 200 off DITO sim card

TWS wireless earbuds

Y33s PhP 1,000 off Sim card

TWS earbuds

Y35 PhP 200 off 
Y76 5G
T1x PhP 100 off
V23e PhP 300 off
T1 Sim card

2-in-1 clock speaker

V23 5G DITO sim card

2-in-1 clock speaker

Bluetooth Neckband


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Samsung TV launches its Holiday Sale

Up to PhP 80,000 off



As the holiday season is an ideal time to invest in new home electronics, now is the time to take advantage of Christmas sales left and right.

One of them is the Samsung Philippines Holiday Sale which will cater to Filipinos for a whole three months – from October 1 to December 31, 2022.

There will be a wide range of items going on sale, from premium TVs to soundbars and projectors, to be available in authorized Samsung dealers nationwide and on

Customers stand a chance to get as much as a PhP 80,000 discount on selected Samsung TV models. The Neo QLED, QLED, Crystal UHD, and Lifestyle TV lineups will all be part of the sale.

Samsung’s portable The Freestyle Projector will also get a PhP 10,000 price cut, on top of freebies.

Lastly, the brand’s Soundbars and Sound Towers which complete one’s entertainment setup at home will also go on for 35 percent discounts, depending on the model.

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PLDT Home launches MyOwnWifi

Dedicated WiFi for those who need exclusive bandwidth



Sharing your internet with the rest of people in the same place can sometimes take a toll in the connection’s bandwidth especially if one needs to consume a high bandwidth, like for watching HD videos.

To solve this, PLDT Home has launched MyOwnWifi. It lets solo heavy bandwidth users to get the maximum speed of their modem without affecting others’ connection.

To do this, there will be a secondary Fiber connection and a Wifi Mesh device delivered for free so they can connect more devices.

To get the second line, just pay 50 percent of the original plan of the first line:

  • Fiber Plan 1299 (25Mbps)
  • Fiber Plan 1699 (100Mbps)
  • Fiber Plan 2099 (200Mbps)
  • Fiber Plan 2699 (400Mbps)

Just to recall, PLDT Home Fiber Plans come in two categories: Fiber Unli Plans and Fiber Plus Plans, which are inclusive of Mesh Wifi devices.

Plug, play, enjoy

The best part of MyOwnWifi is that there’s no installation required. Upon successful subscription, subscribers can connect the MyOwnWifi device to LAN Port 2 of their existing modem, and instantly get the additional same speeds as their current subscription.

The add-on will also be charged on top of their current subscription bill for a seamless and hassle-free experience.


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